Kate Dougherty

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Math Circles Ain’t for Squares: How to Start a Math Circle Students Will Love
October 10, 2015 | By: Kate Dougherty  
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Category: IMP, Math, Professional Developmet, Tools for Teachers

While math circles have been in Eastern Europe for over a century, they only reached U.S. shores 20 years ago. They have been growing steadily in popularity ever since. How do you start a math circle that students will love?

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Keila Banks
How to Raise an “Undefinable” STEM Superstar Like 13-Year-Old Programmer Keila Banks
September 14, 2015 | By: Kate Dougherty  
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Category: STEM News & Views

Meet Keila Banks, a 13-year-old coder who is changing the world, and her father, Phillip Banks, who shares how he and his wife raised such a STEM superstar.

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“Science with Tom” Goes Full STEAM Ahead on NGSS with Rap Videos
September 9, 2015 | By: Kate Dougherty  
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Category: Eduprenuers, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

What do you get when you cross science with hip hop and video? Biology teacher Tom McFadden is on a mission to mix things up with his new YouTube show!

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The Best Note-Taking Strategies for Students: Teachers and Experts Weigh In

We’ve been taking notes on what teachers and experts are saying on the Web and in social media about their tips and tricks on how to help students improve their note-taking. Here’s the gist of it!

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The Ultimate Guide to STEM Trends at SXSWedu 2016
August 20, 2015 | By: Kate Dougherty  
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Category: Events, STEM News & Views

It’s that time of the year again! For the SXSWedu 2016 PanelPicker, we’ve curated all STEM-related sessions and suggestions in our conference guide.

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Amanda Wilson
In Amanda Wilson’s PD Workshops, Blended Personalized Learning and Hands-On STEM Are a Winning Combination

Science Instructional Specialist Amanda Wilson is just as passionate about science as she is about helping teachers implement great STEM curricula.

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Is Passive Learning Unethical? The Science of Teaching Science

The evidence is in, and passive learning is decidedly passé. Here’s why and what’s replacing it.

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Engineers Without Borders: Adding Social Causes to STEM Learning

Are we showing students how their work in STEM will impact real-life communities and people around the world?

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